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Barcelona, Spain. BMW no longer, when it seemed it was not possible to fix the main sport sedan, which means the iconic 3 Series, happy surprises us again with a separation was achieved primarily in relation to a direct competitor, the C-Class Mercedes – Benz and Audi A4 and become more man to beat.
Series 3 is arguably the most important vehicles for BMW, responsible for the reputation of Bavarian manufacturer and model of the most important in terms of volume, accounting for more than a third of total sales. Since its debut in 1975 and during the five previous generations, it has moved 12.5 million units, making it clear that it is the largest premium car industry.
For the sixth generation to be sold from February 11, 2012 in almost all markets (132 countries), BMW is not only concerned to defend the values that make the Series 3 of the best in its class, but also has focused on making more efficient, comfortable and technologically advanced than before.
The new crown jewel, a new 4-cylinder Turbo
While retaining those aspects as the rear or the weight distribution of 50% on each axis, the BMW 3 Series 2012 to take advantage of all available weapons technology at home in Munich, leaving the traditional six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine to a brand new entry-level version outstanding (called 328), this mechanical Power Twin Turbo 4-cylinder and 2.0 liters displacement generate numbers that are not less than 245hp and 221 lb-ft of torque available from 1.250 turns and can be coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode efficient catapult you from 0 – 100 km / h in just 5.9 seconds (335 in 5.5 seconds). This is thanks though slightly larger than its predecessor, up to 40 pounds lighter thanks to the use of high strength aluminum and steel.
The range-topping 335 will remain six-cylinder engine with a remarkable 3.0-liter twin-turbo, with 306hp.
Cutting edge technology
Technological leap recorded for the entry of various systems such as Control Driving Experience allows the driver to choose between four driving programs: Sport +, Sport, Leisure and ECO PRO. While each program to modify the response: the gas pedal, the speed of transmission shifting, engine management, the direction of rigid and even the level of intrusion by the help of electronics to sports mode + PRO ECO mode, which is a complete novelty, and the fact that in addition to the above approach to achieve maximum efficiency, it also modifies the way to operate the air conditioner or energy demand from a variety of devices to achieve the overall level of consumption and lower emissions. Also present standard systems such as energy recovery from braking or Stars & Stop.
On the other hand, all of the innovative safety systems that are present in between track change notifications, automatic cruise control proximity warning, attendance in the blind spot, side view Side and Rear View camera together to produce top Display, Parking Assistant, adaptive light and so on.
Inside, the most notable development is the Head Up display that displays full color not only information on the current speed or instructions the browser, but also warns the driver about the speed limit or if possible whether or not to pass. While high-resolution screen that somehow resembles an LED TV or Smartphone art where you can see all the functions associated with vehicles such as audio, browser, vehicle settings, etc..
BMW offers three lines of equipment that allows customers to choose three different personality types:
Sports: This is a variant of the most athletic and youthful appearance, the exterior is marked with 18-inch double five-spoke, sporty fascias, grille and mirrors in black and fully black interior with red stitching on seats, steering wheel and door panels, brushed insert aluminum with a red line around the board.
Modern: This is a new version, which aims to offer luxury with a sustainable and innovative manner, the interior is dominated by tones, including the dashboard, console and instrument cluster, wood inserts also have a touch matte finish and resembles coarse pores open varnished wood . Outside view more controlled with less aggressive fascias, turbine-shaped wheels and grill in metallic tones.
Luxury: This is the most luxurious and traditionally known classic BMW, with exterior details in chrome, wheels, thin arms and wood interior inserts in glossy, black dashboard and steering wheel with contrasting tones of clothes.
to verify the dynamic capabilities of the new 3 Series, 2012, through the secondary winding road on the outskirts of Barcelona, where they showed composure, feedback and agility of the vehicle. Series 3 is the epitome of a sports sedan, with superb handling and evidence of perfection that has made the brand to move innovative technologies that have been presented in more expensive models such as the Series 7 or Series 6 for vehicles “that are relatively accessible”. But without ever losing focus that goes all the electronics behind when it comes to good management, because in this matter weight distribution, rear, communicative steering, suspension tuning and basic structural stiffness values of each vehicle that aims to provide useful management.
To bring the end of the sixth generation Series 3, the Circuit de Cataluña opened for us, this F1 track has several fast corners that are very technical because of the change in height is a perfect place to find the greatest virtue of the BMW. The four-cylinder Iturbi has resulted as expected in the Bavarian motor, a real miracle, no need to even make the 3.0-liter inline-six.
Virtually no delays in providing turbo charger and the elasticity is incredible torque is always available and even better is that the transmission of eight rapid changes and well sorted, so it makes a perfect combination to harness the full power and placed on the rear wheels so invincible.
At the end of the test on a new 2012 328i can say that:
- BMW has made a new high benchmark for sports sedans that aspire to the scepter of Series 3.
- This is one of the best four-cylinder engines in the world, so much so that questions need to invest more dollars to six-cylinder engine which incidentally is the most awarded engine last time.
- Almost no single gadget that these vehicles offer.
- If the entry model is so agile, fast and fun, the next M3 will tell you a story worthy.
- There will soon be offering ActiveHybrid3 340HP.
A vehicle left the night – As you can understand who know English, this model is called the Weismann MF5, black bat, model totally alien who has been the result of nothing more and nothing less than the combination of machinery, technology, and other factors different brands around the world, such as BMW, Alfa Romeo and nothing more and nothing less than SchwabenFolia, one of the best car modifiers in Germany, if not the world.
This model is really a very good car for which there are people who want to take, or even used as the outer appearance, this model has a design similar to the Alfa Romeo Mito, another vehicle is really well managed, with superb design, but anyway, the necessary changes so that we realize what is really a model that is large enough to see that just based on myth and it is a myth does not change.
This model can be seen in the picture seems a little higher Bat mobile, the actual bat with the same name, but not for anything since this model is definitely better, which has a BMW engine that was originally no more and no less than 350 hp but it has increased to 507 hp.
To continue the story about the engine, the BMW V10 conducted in Germany home but was enhanced under the advice and supervision of the BMW engineers in SchwabenFolia Tallest and with the same employees.
As for performance model, without a doubt a really good, because few are actually capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 322 km / h
BMW 3 Series 2012 A German model was tested by the best magazines in Europe – Speaking us no more and no less than one important model in the category of middle-class sports car like the BMW 3 Series, and talking to the opposite one of the best magazines such as AutoCAD, not only in Germany for example, but all of Europe, today we will have little mixing will produce the best magazine in Europe have done a better test vehicle, the BMW 3 series.
Now that we’ve talked too, will pass directly to the information, and as the data is not just a simple comment that the magazine did a test and tell them a little, but soon we prefer to show them the video of Coach we have shown to us, so no one lost along the way.
AutoCAD tested the F30 BMW 3 Series for the sport of precision, the new models can we trust wholly owned by a group of German vehicles in the world, but for those who want more specifics, we can count on him to have an engine that uses gasoline, 2-liter turbo and no more and not less than 245 hp, a combination called Twin Power details. Appears in combination with 7-speed automatic transmission.
The award, so to speak, which gives the magazine, went to the first frame, able to provide a sense of light and incredible precision given the size and mass of the vehicle and in line with the traction of the German company, but also changes in the character of the electron configuration of the car clearly visible.
Having a lot to improve, however go for more – The Asian brand of high quality vehicles, Hyundai, confirmed a few days ago in the neighboring towns of his new change, a new addition that would in its range of engines, which, though it does not seem credible, and much to change the brand.
Garn engines are quality, not just the technology that the Asian group was working, but also because many other factors such as engineers with much experience and knowledge to work for it hours and days for the result are the best.
Summing up the idea, Hyundai in Korea has announced the debut of two new engines, one being a 1.6-liter gasoline engine called T-GDI and a 2-liter diesel.
The range Euro diesel fifth family, which cost just over 40 million Euros to be developed, with a double displacement due to its turbo, direct injection and variable valve timing, an output of 204 hp at 6000 rpm, a model quite powerful enough to promise those who wager at least some confidence.
As for the diesel model, with a little more innovative and even has been prepared with the best of the best, since not only have worked on it the Hyundai engineers, but also, the same engine was designed and produced along with Kia, a brand that has some capital but perhaps not enough to embark on many projects.
If you seek to know the new engine, the second version that we are talking about is a 4-cylinder engine 250 hp, besides having a slightly higher compression, which makes it even more powerful, which when many of us want to find a powerful and reliable car.